For reggae and dancehall fans in LA, BoomYard has become one of the most talked about events, period. Favored for it's outdoor aesthetic, the monthly party has brought some of the most exciting reggae and dancehall artists to the city. In 2016, BoomYard hosted Shaggy, Mr. Vegas, Jovi Rockwell, Rocky Dawuni, Afro Fiesta, Alandon and Bunx Dadda, just to name a few.
The event has seen its following grow as more Angelenos become interested in experiencing reggae and dancehall music in this diverse cultural city. BoomYard is perfect for that. It's an expression of art, celebrating the music and musicians of the islands. Another part of its appeal is the venue. Hosted at Delicious Vinyl's hip pizzeria Delicious Pizza, party goers get a major slice of the cultural pie all in one place.
On Sunday, December 11, BoomYard celebrated it's one-year anniversary with the first edition of Silent Noise by Delano - a late night silent disco party. The new format was immediately embraced by the BoomYard massive, as was a live performance by Bunx Dadda (also his LA debut). Hosted by event creator DJ Delano of Renaissance Sounds, multiple DJs kept everyone vibing with various Caribbean music genres on separate channels. The one year anniversary saw sets by DJ Delano, DJ Daneekah, DJ BIGGA, InI Sound System featuring Aurelito and Shakespeare, DJ Al Jackson of JuJu & Soul Children fame and DJ Samurasta.
We caught up with BoomYard creators Cary Sullivan and Leslie Cooney to find out what's next for the now one-year strong event. "For 2017, we hope to see continued growth for BoomYard with more special guest DJS, live artists, and bands from around the world, sound system invasions, dance performances, art installations & much more," says Sullivan.
Presented in association with LargeUp.com, BoomYard's following can look forward to more exciting installments of LA's leading outdoor reggae-dancehall party soon.
Pree our slideshow of BoomYard's one year anniversary bashments here on KingstontoLA:
Follow us on Instagram to keep up to date with the hottest Caribbean events in the city.
Images courtesy of Parker Bartlett. All rights reserved.